Allan Bell

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About Allan Bell

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    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

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  1. GET RID OF CAPTCHA NOW

    Me too. What do we still have? Allan
  2. Are Your Zooms Falling?

    Mine are rolling along over the last six months at a rate of 3/month. Allan
  3. Processing Failed

    Usually means that there was a problem at Alamy's end in processing your images for their system. Might be worth checking the image to see if you can spot a fault somewhere. eg you could have sent a RAW image by mistake. Allan
  4. Finding previous rejections

    Had a similar problem some time ago, tried everything including an email to CS but not resolved. I think images which failed processing sometimes just disappear. Allan
  5. SMALL IMPROVEMENT NEEDED TO WEB UPLOAD PLEASE

    Thanks Mark. My sub size is usually 5 to 10. Allan
  6. SMALL IMPROVEMENT NEEDED TO WEB UPLOAD PLEASE

    If I was doing news shooting I would certainly go the FTP route but I don't. I stuck with the web upload because it usually works fine for me when uploading small batches, which is most of the time. If it comes to it and I start putting larger quantities in the upload on a regular basis and the web stops too often then I will go the FTP route. Allan
  7. What's wrong with my portfolio ?

    I had about 900 images on Alamy before my first sale and that was back in 2011 when sales came a bit easier. About two years of uploading and keywording (tagging) before a result. Quantity is required but NOT at the price of quality and NOT too many similars. Starsphinx did well to achieve a sale with so few images in 2018 considering there are many more images on Alamy database than in 2011. Allan Just had a look at your portfolio, after my above comments, and despite the fact that others are constructively criticising your images, which can be a bit disheartening, I would like to complement you on having some good, very good, and even one or two excellent images in your port. ITMA
  8. Hello Alamy I would like to ask for a small improvement to the web upload. When uploading images the system sometimes stops the upload partway through and does not seem to want to start again after having downloaded so many images onto your system already. At this point, because of other needs of our computer, we have to cancel the upload, which unfortunately, also cancels the already downloaded images on your system. Could it be made that if we have to cancel the upload due to needing to use the computer for other work the images already uploaded to your system are kept and processed ready for QC then when we are able the remainder of the upload could be finished at a later time? Thank you Allan
  9. Hmmm, time to slash my image collection

    I have had a lot of sales with grey skies, and there is an abundance of the same subject on Alamy with better skies. Whatever the sky is like I shoot what I see. Admittedly the better skies will generally sell more readily but do not limit your photography to pretty skies or you may be missing out on sales. There are times when I know I will not be back that way again so if it is a grey sky so be it. Just try to look for a different angle. Go up and shoot down if possible or if there is something interesting in the foreground crouch down but do not point the lens up thus cropping out a lot of the sky while shooting. Allan
  10. CAMBRIDGE meet up of Alamy contributors

    Thanks Kumar. From my record of selling images through alamy it seems this is the only thing I am good at. Anyone from Alamy coming???????? Allan
  11. CAMBRIDGE meet up of Alamy contributors

    Final BUMP before I book a table at The Wrestlers for our meeting. If anyone else is interested in joining us please respond by 14th Jan. Allan
  12. Attention Live News Shooters:

    Smartphone:- "I have a camera too, as well as lots more functions, so I am NOT going to talk to your camera which can ONLY take photos." Allan
  13. File sizes for marketing etc.

    I am sure that a smaller file size would be adequate for layout trials. The Customer could then make their decision and purchase the hi-res file later. Allan
  14. Sony RX100

    Yes you are correct. Thanks. Allan
  15. Sony RX100

    Just brings up an empty ebay screen. Allan